Smofcon Scholarships Available

CanSMOF Inc., parent non-profit organization of Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon, is offering two scholarships to conrunners to attend Smofcon 29 in Amsterdam. SMOFcon will be held December 2-4, 2011.

Each scholarship will be worth up to C$1000. One will go to a Canadian, preferably someone who has not attended SMOFcon before. The other will be awarded without restrictions.

The full press release follows the jump.

CanSMOF Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of up to two scholarships of up to 1000 CAD each for convention runners to be used towards the cost of attending SMOFCon 29, to be held in Amsterdam, December 2-4, 2011.

The first Scholarship is open to a Canadian citizen or resident involved in running conventions with a preference for those who have not previously attended a SMOFCon.

The second scholarship is open to anyone involved in running conventions, regardless of their place of residence or citizenship.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that their attendance at SMOFCon will benefit their local fandom and Canadian fandom. The selection committee for 2011 will be Diane Lacey, Kevin Standlee, and René Walling.

SMOFCon is an annual convention with a focus on the running and organization of science fiction conventions. The location of the convention changes each year, the first one took place in 1984. The location of each SMOFCon is determined by the membership of the previous year’s convention.

Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2011. An application form is available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dFBISGVQdnJaZTVwY2JvdXNtYzM2WUE6MQ#gid=0

The winner(s) will be expected to write a report on their experience.

For more information please visit www.anticipationsf.ca/Main/SMOFCon29 or email smofcon.scholarship@gmail.com.

For more information about SMOFCon, visit http://www.smofcon29.org/